Signs You May Have a Hidden Water Leak
A hidden water leak can can cause a of damage to your Tucson home, and to your wallet, than simply wasting water.
Discovering a leak early on and getting it fixed by a plumber before it can cause any more damage is extremely important. These are a few signs that you may have a hidden water leak in your home.
If you always hear the sound of water running, even though you have turned off all the toilets, faucets, and shower heads in your house, you probably have a leak. It is never a good sign to hear water running while you are not using it.
Increasing Water Bills
If your Tucson water bills have been getting higher in recent months, it is likely you have a hidden water leak. Compare your current water bill to those from several months earlier.
If the more recent bills are much higher, but your household has not increased its normal water usage, you probably have a leak that is wasting water.
Excessive Mildew and Mold
It is normal for mildew and mold to occasionally grow on the shower wall. If, however, it is appearing on non-shower walls too, then you probably have a hidden water leak.
Mildew and mold grow in areas that are wet and dark. A leaking pipe in your wall will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
Musty Odors in Your Home
If, after cleaning your home’s bathroom, there are still foul and musty smells coming from your floors, walls and drains, you may have a leak in that area. These smells are caused by old water gathering in a particular area after being leaked from a pipe.
The Meter is too High
There is a test you can do to see if you might have a hidden water leak. Look at the indicator on your water meter. Either mark it or write down where it is at. For the next 1-2 hours, do not use any water. If the indicator moved during that period of no water use, this is almost certainly caused by a leak.
To minimize expenses, damages and repairs, it is crucial to learn the signs of a hidden water leak. Discovering a leak and taking action to deal with it by calling your plumber immediately will prevent unnecessary stress from having to fix long-term damage from a hidden water leak in your home.
Don’t be submerged by the water in your Tucson, AZ home. Call Spartan Plumbing at (520) 623-6100 today, and get that water leak fixed now!